Meghan Markle, Prince Harry website goes black in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on Thursday, September 8, at the royal family’s Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she always used to spend her summers

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry website goes black in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry paid their tribute to the Queen (Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Dan Kitwood - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: While Prince Harry arrived in Scotland to join the royal family after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, his wife Meghan Markle was left behind in London. The two, however, paid a tribute to the late Queen on their Archewell foundation’s website on Thursday, September 8. The website went pitch black with a message reading, “In loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1926-2022” written in white letters.
 
All of the site’s functions have been disabled and the landing page consists only of a black background along with the message. Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on Thursday, September 8 at the royal family’s Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she always used to spend her summers. She was 96. The official website of the royal family was also updated with a statement sharing the bad news along with a poignant image of the Queen.
 
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The official website of the royals stated, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.” It further informed the readers, “The official website of the Royal Family is temporarily unavailable while appropriate changes are made." On the other hand, the official website of the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall said, “This website is temporarily suspended following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

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Speaking of Prince Harry, the 37-year-old, arrived at Balmoral nearly an hour-and-a-half after the death of his grandmother was announced, according to the Daily Mail. Prince Harry reached Balmoral alone sans his wife Meghan, having previously been due to attend the WellChild Awards in London.

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The Archewell foundation’s website of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid a tribute to the Queen Elizabeth II
The website of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II ( Archewell foundation’s website)

For the unversed, Meghan Markle faced heat from the Internet after it was initially announced that she and Prince Harry were both headed to Balmoral to see the Queen after doctors expressed concerns for her health. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down as senior royals and moved to the US in 2020.  They, however, did attend the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. Shortly after stepping down, Harry addressed their exit from the royal family making it clear he had “the utmost respect for my grandmother, my commander in chief,” explaining that they weren’t “walking away” from their family. The late Queen, who was reportedly suffering from ill health and mobility issues for some time now, died at her Balmoral residence just a few days after meeting UK's new Prime Minister Liz Truss on September 6.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. The Queen's Young Leaders Programme, now in its fourth and final year, celebrates the achievements of young people from across the Commonwealth working to improve the lives of people across a diverse range of issues including supporting people living with mental health problems, access to education, promoting gender equality, food scarcity and climate change.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Queen Elizabeth II at the Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace on June 26, 2018 in London, England. (John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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